The pleasure of walking

New York is a melting pot. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about people, food or arts.

And this truth works even for Her geographic composition. As you know New York is the whole of 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island and are completely different one from each other. But there’s a common aspect: they are themselves other smaller melting pots.

So there is only one way to really discover an area or borough of New York: walk! I love the NY subway and even if I never took the bus people told me they work pretty good and sometimes give you a beautiful tour of the city, but there’s nothing like walking in New York! You’ll never know what you’re going to discover, meet, or taste.

So, when I don’t want to stay at home I just go out and walk, like a did a couple of days ago.

From my house on 125th Street to 42nd St.

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The subway station next to my house is one of the few elevated and everyday gives me an incredible view.

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After a couple of stops I was at 103th street and my walk officially started.

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I had no destination, no appointments and all my attention and time were dedicated to New York.

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“This girl is on fire”, like Alicia Keys sings…

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Can you see the airplane?

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Going south on Broadway…

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Fist: News and smoke, how are they related?

Second: This sign is a kind of fraud. I took the photo on Broadway ad 90 something street, in the Upper West Side, not Midtown.

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Every summer I know where to find an expensive basket… if I need one.

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72nd street. This is one of oldest subway station in New York that is still working.

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The original plane was to go to the Shake Shack on Columbus Avenue at 79th st, but I didn’t have enough of walking. So I decided to go on and go to to the one on 42nd st.

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If it’s not clear: those building are reflected on the glass wall of the Lincoln Center.

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66th street: Lincoln Center (with a short video of the fountain performance)

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Now yes, we can talk about Midtown.

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Columbus circle, one of the most energetic places in Manhattan.

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Then, turning on 8th avenue I went to the Shack Shack on 42nd street. I took this at 57th street: future bases upon the past.

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No boundaries between sky and buildings!

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Hearst Corporation: can you see that those are all mini water falls?

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Then I arrived and ordered my burger.

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… and at 10:30 PM I really needed to go back home…

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From 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. From 125th to 42nd making photos and having different breaks just to sit down and watch people… And brief New York: everyone should do something like this once in a while!

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Google Maps says I walked for almost 4 miles, not bad!

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I think I’m going to repeat this experience in every area of Manhattan (SoHo, NoHo, Chinatown…), posting realtime photos on Instagram and updating my status on Facebook. So, if you enjoyed this walk, stay tuned for the next!